America Divided

Connor Bailey

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The Trump presidency has been very impactful to say the least. His polarizing tenure as president has perhaps been one of the most bizarre in U.S history. Depending on your feelings towards President Trump, you either hate him or love em’.

 

Trump’s bold and brash attitudes towards others and while speaking out on political and social issues, has caused a Grand Canyon sized rift in America. While Democrats are doing as much as they can to have the President impeached, the Republicans are equally as tenacious in their attempts to belittle the Democratic party.

 

Unfortunately, this rift has spread to the United States populous. U.S citizens are being used as pawns in the war between the Democratic and Republican parties. There is no longer a middle ground, you are either “one of us” or “them”. We are no longer Americans.

 

The large majority of college students being between the ages of 18 and 25, so most of us  students are relatively new to the political table. Although still being rather green, we have the ability to change the political landscape that exists today. With this power that we hold, I find it imperative to understand my fellow peers at Bucks County Community College feel about the division in our country’s politics.

 

Journalism major Paul Scorzafava, from Levittown, was able to give his feelings and experiences towards all of this. Scorzafava was quick to point out the division in this country. “ Socially and Politically, you’re either on one side or the other and you need a hard opinion on everything.” Paul also commented on the hostile environment that Politicians exist in today. “I think the American political stage is so hostile because the candidates don’t really care so much about the issues, they just care about making their opponents look bad.

 

Personally, i believe that this nation needs to come together as a whole. The phrase “united we stand, divided we fall” means a lot to me. As long as this nation is divided, we will not be able to move forward as a country.

 

Undecided major Owen Procter  from Warminster summed up my feelings pretty well. “I think if both sides of the spectrum would find a middle ground to discuss and debate topics, rather than make the other side seem evil, the United States could come together as a county and understand that we are not so different from one another.”

 

In recent news, the impeachment proposal by the Democrats has further widened only further separated our country. The President and the Republican party have ferociously fired back at the Democratic party, and now the tensions are at an all time high.

When asked about this, Jon Lotrene,  an engineering major from Warminster, is concerned about the bickering between the two parties. “If leaders of both parties are acting in this way, completely split and belittling the other, then what kind of example does that set for civilians?

 

Needless to say, it is easy to see the concern that Bucks County Community College have for the political future.